by Jennifer Quintenz
Published May, 2012
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.
But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu - and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas.
As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how we choose to act.
Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.
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Wow! I had an amazingly hard time putting this book down. Even after it ended. I wanted it to keep going, and I admit, I'm a little annoyed that I have to wait for the next book. :) That's a good sign, right?
I knew the second I saw the cover that this book had to join my TBR pile. Yep, I judge books by their covers. We all do, even if we aren't willing to admit it.
Braedyn is a fascinating character. I love the way she wants to be the person she's always been, rather than immediately accepting that her life has been a lie and people are relying on her to tip the balance of a war.
All the characters are great. I particularly love Gretchen, as well as the relationship Braedyn has with her father.